Who and What is Fueling the Tarawera Ultra 2017?

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Small town fueling the Tarawera Ultramarathon   It’s gained a reputation as New Zealand’s most prestigious ultramarathon but the secret is finally out – the Tarawera Ultra is the ultimate party food banquet and it has some impressive figures to back it up. On 11 February, … Read More

Jumbo Holdsworth 2017 Race Report

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With GODZone on the horizon, I thought it was time to do a few warm-up runs. Looking through my work rota, my only weekend off in January luckily coincided with the Jumbo-Holdsworth trail race, a 24 km run in the Tararuas. When I arrived in Wellington … Read More

What to Eat After a Hard Workout

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High Intensity Interval Training Nutrition   Mixing up your training can improve your performance as well as cure the boredom that comes with doing the same thing day in day out. But does your nutrition change when change your performance? There are a lot of different … Read More

St James Stampede 60km

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Well, yesterday I competed in the St James Mountain Sports Stampede Ultra. Originally this race was going to be 50km’s, but due to the ‘weather-bomb’ that had hit the South Island and raised the rivers, the race was changed to a different course which was 10km’s longer. After … Read More

Fuel for Endurance

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One of the hardest things in Endurance sports is finding something to fuel you during your trainings and races. More importantly, finding something that your body can stomach and hold down after 40km’s of running in the mountains! Everyone has their own unique pearls of wisdom … Read More

Running the Labyrinth

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The Marlborough Sounds have long been described as a labyrinth of waterways. A complex and haunting network of ancient river valleys flooded by the moody green sea of Cook Strait. Flanked by steep bush clad hills and dotted with secluded bays, they are nothing less than … Read More

Travel Eating

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Sorry about the lack of blogs recently I am currently over in the UK for a conference. So what better than to write about travel eating! Going to different cities means different food types, quantities, lack of sleep and also more temptations than back home. So far I … Read More

#UltraHalf

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In what seems like an age ago Paul and Tim of the Tarawera events fame announced the inclusion of the Tikitapu 16km and 23km Adventure Run into this years Tarawera Marathon and 50km event. Given the choice of running the Auckland half marathon or a new … Read More

The Beautiful, Rugged, and Alluring Tararua Range

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A Bit of Background I’m going to put it out there and tell you now that my knowledge of North Island geography is embarrassingly lacking. I know where places are (roughly) and the general (very general) state of the landscape, I just don’t have a great … Read More

Scotty Hawker Interview

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  We recently had the opportunity to chat with Scotty Hawker, one of New Zealand’s top endurance athletes. Scotty has been competing on the Ultra Trail World Tour for a number of years now and has recently represented New Zealand alongside Fiona Hayvice at the World … Read More

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